🎩 AUCTION : Pink Pussycat Hat
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ENDS Tuesday, 6pm EST Feb. 14
🎩 AUCTION : Pink Pussycat Hat
I am very excited to invite you to a Trunk Show and Party at East Village Hats on February 10th, from 6pm-10pm. Many of my hats will be on sale, as it's time to make way for Spring Straws!
There will be nibbles from East Village Cheese and the Cupcake Market as well as hot mulled cider and something to spike it with!
Hope to see you!
And drop me a line to let me know if your coming.
To see details of the collection, look here:
402 West 13th Street, Meatpacking District
June 24, 25, 26
The new "Merchant Marine" collection and "Wild Soul" collection will be Marine & Deerfield's main feature, in addition to a few "Chloe" Milan straw widebrims (15% off), and short brim city straws (15-50% off).
I will be hosting a giveaway for a Marine & Deerfield straw hat from the the current summer stock. 🍒
(Restrictions apply, details at event).
12 - 9 PM ( Free Drinks on Saturday from 6pm - 10)
402 W 13TH STREET
I want to thank everyone who journeyed to Brooklyn for the Marine & Deerfield Trunk Show at 1 of a Find Vintage. It was a busy sunny Sunday with lots of families out celebrating Mother's Day and stopping in for a look. I know how hard it was for many of you that had other obligations on Mother's Day, and long commutes on city transit. There will be more opportunities, and events at different locations, so keep a look out.
For those of you who did miss out, you still have a chance to go see and purchase a Marine & Deerfield handmade hat at 1 of a Find Vintage, as they will remain at the store for the next two weeks.
A huge thank you to Honey Moon of 1 of a Find Vintage, who curated a beautiful collection of Vintage frocks with the Marine & Deerfield hats.
Here's hoping the sun stays with us, so we can keep our hats on!
My Talented husband, Mark Warfield, just finished shooting and editing a film for Marine & Deerfield. Check it out. He's so talented, generous and makes me feel like a star!
The last couple of days has been really fun. Usually I'm on my own in my workshop working away. I listen to music, audio tapes, sometime even have an old movie playing on my iPad. It's good. But the downside is that I talk too fast and too much when I run into friends. But the last few days I've felt like a star. Having a mini documentary focused on my work, is really thrilling. I love what I do, and I'm excited to share with you a little bit of my day.
DONT FORGET!!! This Mother's Day, May 8th, 2016
MY Spring Trunk Show at 1 of a Find Vintage, in Prospect Heights. It's from 11am-7pm. We'll be serving Prosecco, and matching Marine & Deerfield Hats with Vintage frocks from the shop.
Hope to see some of you there!
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This little fascinator was my first official job. During my training when I was living in Germany, my neighbor commissioned me to make her a hat for a wedding she was attending. With great trepidation, but eager to try my hand at it, I went forth and created this little piece. There are some things I would do differently now, but overall, it's pretty darn good for a first.
I can't believe it's taken me three months to post information about the event I held at my home back in December. Co-hosted by Tina Lipman and Victoria Sullivan, we celebrated the launch of Marine & Deerfield.Let's just say it's been a busy few months sense then.
It was a really fantastic night, with ladies trying on hats, and going home with one of their own. I'm about to do another event, which I'll post details to soon. This time a Trunk Show, at a local boutique.
It's hard to believe it's been a year, but it's true. A year ago I still lived in Hamburg Germany. A year ago I embarked on one of the most memorable trips with my colleague and Mentor to Firenze, Italy. Otherwise known as Florence. A year ago, I completed my apprenticeship with Ulla.
I am sad to have left these ladies. And just as sad to end that apprenticeship. I still feel like I have so much to learn. But it really was time. Time to come home, time to get my own business started, time to experiment! But I will always look back on that time with such fond memories. I will miss the camaraderie of working in an environment with others, and discussing projects, and helping each other grow.
But this was a business trip. We might have been able to enjoy it in a remarkable place, but we hoofed it all day visiting Milliner suppliers and then followed it by some good old fashioned tourism. Every evening we ate amazing Italian and delicious glasses of red wine.
Our trip started from Hamburg aboard Easy Jet ($55 one way!!), and then we took the train from Pisa to Florence. We stayed just over the The Ponte Vecchio, a Medieval stone arch bridge that crosses over the Arno River. It's beautiful, and lovely to see day or night. At night the lights glitter from the shops built along it.
Every morning, we were up and out, on our way to visit a select amount of Milliner suppliers, from a huge haberdashery warehouse outside of Florence fitted with everything from feathers to pins, to an exquisitely old operation run by a very prestigious Italian family, in the heart of Florence. We were met by an older gentlemen who didn't smile until the end of our meeting. That's where I picked up the nicest straws. But the treat was visiting Gennaro Gori outside of Florence (see pics below).
Traveling to Gennaro Gori's supply house outside Florence was something out of a Milliner's fantasy. Rows and rows of ribbons, felt capelines, hoods, straw capelines, feathers... Well, you can see a little bit of what I saw in the pictures below. But they don't quite capture it completely. The main warehouse was about, but not limited to, 5 giant rooms filled. Some rooms had shelves that when right to the ceiling. And down the drive you could see another warehouse, which had been damaged in a storm, and it still had boxes of supplies tucked inside.
But of course, what's work with out play, more gelato, lot's of food, achey sore feet from exploration?
So that's it till next time. I definitely plan to join Ulla on her next adventure to Florence if she'll have me. It was beyond fun, and informative.
Ciao for now, Firenze!
As I continue to go through my archives of photos from my life abroad, I'm discovering some great shots of some early projects. The photos below are from my studies with Chlöe Scrivener. We worked on two very grand hats. This one is the Sinamay project. Created in Three separate pieces, two for the crown and one for the brim, using 3 layers of Sinamay. To get the material over the crown, the top is separate and seemed to the sides. The end result is a clean, smooth finish.
With our second project, we worked with Parasisal. In this lesson, I learned how to extend the crown using Buckram which later on will be covered by fabric.
My first bit of Millinery lessons took place at the London College of Fashion in Shoreditch, where they offer up Millinery courses. I spent two weeks there my first time for an intensive course. It was an amazing experience and helped turn me in the right direction.
When visiting Köln (Cologne, Germany), I happened upon this amazing vintage inspired Hat Maker, Jürgen Eifler. My jaw dropped, my forhead stuck to the window, as I gazed lovingly through the windows of the shop. I was smitten. In love. Could I move in? Can I live here? This was everything I wanted. Look at the blocks! The materials! The Decor! Perfect. See for yourself.
As you can see. Amazing. Vintage. Working. Wow.
I've just set up shop in my new Studio space, and thought a little fun video of all the hats I've been working on up to now would be in order. Enjoy the show!
And saying Hi to Swatch!
Last year while I was still living in Germany, I spent a month in New York over the summer. One of the most important things I do on my City trips is take a visit to MOODS. A New York fashion institution, Moods has been around since 1991, and supplies an amazing assortment of fabric and haberdashery to designers, aspiring designers, students, businesses and even the participants of Project Runway. And me.
I took along Florence and we made a day of gawking over the gorgeous fabrics. Running into Swatch, the famous French bull dog, is always fun, but having him perched atop the stairs was classic.
An amazing history lesson on making feathered hats. I would love to know what this paste is they use to attach the feathers with. Why we all don't wear hats like this anymore is beyond me.
Brilliant! Alexander Conley Gives an amazing demonstration on making a hat with good old fashioned hatter techniques.
This is a really informative video about selecting the right hat with the Milliner Philip Ian Wright. Whether your a Milliner or a person who loves wearing hats, this is quite informative.
Stephen Jones's hats are exquisite, modern and whimsical. In the video below, you can see one of his assistants in action making one of his famous top hats, embellished with the Union Jack.
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